Happy Friday! On the Road Again! Oh, my goodness friends it has been a whirlwind. Returned in the early morning hours last Friday only to turn around and leave again yesterday to see our son and his gal in Baltimore. In between, it was a whirlwind of writing blog posts, doing social media, creating gift guides (some included in this post), working outside in the amazing temperatures, celebrating mom‘s actual birthday last Saturday and most of all decorating decorating decorating for Christmas! I am exhausted. 18 trees this year!


1. Mom Birthday Dinner.

Look at this lady in red! It’s hard to believe that she’s 75! We celebrated her in style at a restaurant new to us in our area that was amazing.

The sweet Amanda Welty of sugar flower cakes made my vision come to reality with the red shoe and shopping bags cake!

Some brands made moms birthday really special too. She got a Teddy Blake Bella Duo Bag in cognac and a Great robe from Cozy Earth

Promo Codes for you because these high-quality items make GREAT GIFTS!!

Teddy Blake:TBANDREAN30 for $30 off

Cozy Earth: CLOUDNINE40 for 40% off

2. ULTA Gift Guides

I feel like I’m behind from last year on my gift guides. I’m really not, I’ve been sharing one every day on Instagram but in talking about the trip in my earlier BLOG POST, I had to get some out to you and these are some of my favorites! OH ULTA soooo good!

If you sign up for Ulta emails, you may have had a promo code emailed to you that is good until November 19. Here are some great beauty sets and stocking stuffers.

Dionis Set // Body Shimmer Brush // Sweet Shimmer Nail Polish Remover Pads // Gingerbread Lip Plump// Peppermint Tech Wipes // Amazing Grace Set // Nail Files // Spiced Orange Body Shop Set // Body Scrub

3. The Mugs & Holiday Home Decor

They're BAAAACK!!! Every year I get me some $5 Christmas mugs from Target and I’m so happy that so far they are staying five dollars each year. They are really cute this year. Get some for you and for them!


I would say I am 75% done decorating with the inside. You may know that it takes me two weeks but here is some other pretty holiday decor that I have found and super affordable at Walmart.

Black Truck // Long Pillow // Stockings // Doormat // Swag // Red Cable-knit Pillow// Plaid Pillow // Santa Pillow // Potted Trees // Black Pot Arrangement

4. Thanksgiving Outfit Perhaps

Thanksgiving outfit perhaps? Isn’t this RUST SLIP DRESS fabulous. Rust has been my color of the Fall and of course you know I love everything Gibson Look like this Moto Jacket


Lux Metallic Clutch from Maluniers

USE CODE:CLOUD9 for 30% off the Bag


5. Misc. Fun


Monday ~ Turks and Caicos Trip Recap



So sad we are missing this girl’s 11-month birthday today on the 11th! Hard to believe she will be a year next month! She is as sweet as she is CUTE!

She recently dressed up as a Bumblebee for Halloween 

and got pretty for Grandma‘s birthday.

I’m on the YouTube Shorts game…here TikTok may be gone, I’ve gone back over to where all my Yeti Bartender vids are to share more of various things I love. Would love it if you’d subscribe to My Channell!!


Follow along on our Baltimore Adventures on Instagram!

(maybe...I am BURNT OUT on that place and 

all the Horribleness, LOL)

Have a great weekend my Loves. 

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday

Except most of the leaves have fallen, lol


  1. Love your Thanksgiving look and your mom's cake is so fun! Thanks for all these gift guides and I subscribed to your channel! Happy weekend my friend!

  2. Yes that rust dress is gorgeous and just perfect for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the gift guides-always appreciate them!

  3. You're making me tired, lady!! I've started decorating but I'm taking it slow because we're hosting Thanksgiving so I don't want it to be all Christmas. It will be a good mix of both holidays I think. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous mom! I'm sorry you are having a tough time in Baltimore. Don't forget Philly some day!

  4. 18 trees?!?! How do you even store everything? I cannot wait to see them all. Have a good weekend!

  5. That is so sweet all you do for your mom's bday! The cake you got almost looks too good to eat! Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. Hope you have a great trip.

  7. Love that rust slipdress on you! Your mom's cake is a work of art! It would have been hard to cut into it! Enjoy your weekend away!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. Andrea... You just have too much fun. Just finished reading your T&C birthday trip with your beautiful Mama. The hotel is lovely! And that suite! Yowza! You look gorgeous in your rust dress. Have a wonderful time in Baltimore! Stay safe.

  9. 18 trees??? When do you sleep??? I just love that cake for your mom, that turned out perfect.

  10. I need more cabinets so I can have more mugs. LOL So much good inspo here

  11. So much goodness packed in this post! Love seeing your sweet mama celebrate her big day! The cake looked amazing! I absolutely LOVE the rust slip dress and moto jacket - GORGEOUS!

  12. I will definitely subscribe on youtube. I'm over there often, but don't do tiktok. Love your gift always find the best things. Your mom looks so incredible and most of all happy. Enjoy Baltimore!!

  13. Anonymous12.11.22

    There is so much joy in this post, I love it! I love your potential Thanksgiving outfit, you look AMAZING! I also am happy that your mom enjoyed her birthday. Have a wonderful weekend and hugs! Xo, Caroline

  14. Those Christmas mugs are the cutest! Enjoy your trip, have a great weekend! xoxox


  15. Happy Birthday to you sweet mom!!

  16. That's the most beautiful cake I've ever seen! Happy belated birthday to your mother!

  17. 18 TREES?! My goodness, girl! I feel ahead of the game because I plan to put Halloween away today, get out some Christmas decorations, and have a fall/Christmas hybrid until after Thanksgiving! :) Also, happy birthday to your mom!

  18. Happy Birthday to your mom! The cake is lovely.

  19. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom! Walmart has had some really good Christmas decor this year! I picked up a few things the week they put it out. I also prefer their clothes over Target lately too.


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